Film Events

Inside Llewyn Davis cover
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

USA / 2013 / English / 106 minutes
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961

LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find,...

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm
Pinney Branch

Part of the Pinney Library's all day Earth Day Celebration!

Pinney Library will screen the locally made short film Car Free Klezmer followed by a Q&A with the Director, Brian Standing. This locally made documentary features bicycle commuters and Madison Metro passengers describing the ins and outs of their car free commuting experiences as well as local musicians Yid Vicious inspiring spontaneous bouts of bike path dancing.

Following the film, Pinney Library hosts local...

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join us when Central Cinema's Classic and Contemporary Films for Cinephiles presents Paths of Glory by Stanley Kubrick. When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an example of them. Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker and Adolphe Menjou. View the trailer:

Join us...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:30pm
Pinney Branch

Visit the Pinney Branch Library on the first Friday of every month to view a newly released DVD, foreign film, or popular title on our big

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time.

This movie is rated PG by the MPAA. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult to attend.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

Anime Club postponed -- come to the Friends of Alicia Ashman Branch Book Sale instead!
The Ashman Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting. Call ahead to reserve your spot! See upcoming screenings below. Need...

Stanley Kutler
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

This event is part of the series BOOM: Programs for older adults and baby boomers. Join us for a film, followed by informal discussion.

A documentary film screening of "The Most Dangerous Man in America".
followed by a talk by noted historian Stanley Kutler.

Stanley Kutler is the editor of The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War (Scribner's, 1995) and the The Wars of Watergate (Alfred A. Knopf). He is the E. Gordon Fox Emeritus Professor of American Institutions at the...

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join Central Cinema's Community Cinema's screening of The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen. Gay gospel singer Tonex and the head of the National Black Justice Coalition challenge homophobia in the black church and confront traditionally white gay organizations around issues of race. Rev. Everett Mitchell, Pastor Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Charlie Daniel Diversity Coordinator, Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Pastor Cindy Crane, clergy, Evangelical Lutheran...

Tanta Agua cover
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

Uruguay / 2013 / Spanish with English subtitles / 102 minutes
What could be worse than being 14 and on vacation with your father, stuck indoors during a seemingly endless rainstorm? Alberto and his two children, Lucia and Federico, set off to a hot springs resort for a short vacation. Alberto, who doesn't see his kids much since the divorce, refuses to allow anything to ruin his plans. But the springs are closed until further notice due to heavy rains, and Lucia's adolescent rebellion...

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join us as Central Cinema's Bad Cinema presents Desperate Lives by Robert Michael Lewis. A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results. Starring Diana Scarwid, Doug McKeon, and Helen Hunt. View the trailer:

Join us as Central Cinema's Bad Cinema presents Desperate Lives by Robert...

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:30pm
Sequoya Branch

Cheap date night at the library! Join us for a FREE food themed film every third Friday night. This evening's film will be Toast, the ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960's England. Door prizes!